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KKR, Rakuten to acquire most of Walmart’s stake in Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu

KKR, Rakuten to acquire most of Walmart’s stake in Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu Walmart announced today it will sell most of its shares in Seiyu, the Japanese supermarket chain it acquired 12 years ago, to KKR and Rakuten. The deal values Seiyu at about $1.6 billion and means Walmart will almost completely […]

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Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million in funding led by KKR

Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping 0 million in funding led by KKR Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, Calif.-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm KKR in […]

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PropertyGuru lands $220M from KKR and TPG to conquer Southeast Asia

PropertyGuru lands 0M from KKR and TPG to conquer Southeast Asia Southeast Asia’s leading property listing company PropertyGuru is making great strides across the region as it secures a fresh investment of SG$300 million ($220 million), it announced this week. The proceeds, financed by existing investors KKR and TPG, both buyout titans, […]

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Artlist raises $48M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library

Artlist raises M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library Like it or loathe it, video has proven to be the most engaging of all mediums across the web, and today a company out of Israel called Artlist — which provides royalty-free libraries of music, sound effects […]

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A reading guide to Reliance Jio, the most important tech company in the world

A reading guide to Reliance Jio, the most important tech company in the world Over the past few months, COVID-19 has brought much of the fundraising community to a standstill. However, amidst it all India’s hyper0growth telco Reliance Jio Platforms has put its fundraising efforts into full gear. Over the past three […]

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KKR to invest $1.5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

KKR to invest .5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms has agreed to sell 2.32% stake to U.S. equity firm KKR in what is the fifth major investment in the top Indian telecom firm in just as many weeks. On Friday, KKR announced it will invest $1.5 […]

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Slice, an online ordering and marketing platform for pizzerias, raises $43M

Slice, an online ordering and marketing platform for pizzerias, raises M Global investment firm KKR is betting on the pizza business — it just led a $43 million Series C investment in Slice. Formerly known as MyPizza, Slice has has created a mobile app and website where diners can order a custom […]

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Want to crush competitors? Forget SoftBank, Blackstone suggests; it can write $500 million checks, too

Want to crush competitors? Forget SoftBank, Blackstone suggests; it can write 0 million checks, too Back in January, Blackstone — the investment firm whose assets under management surpassed a jaw-dropping half a trillion dollars earlier this year — quietly began piecing together a new, growth equity platform called Blackstone Growth, or BXG. […]

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KKR confirms it has acquired Canadian software company Corel, reportedly for over $1B

KKR confirms it has acquired Canadian software company Corel, reportedly for over B Yesterday we broke the news that Corel — the company behind WordPerfect, Corel Draw, and a number of other apps, as well as the new owner of Parallels — had itself gotten acquired by KKR. Today, the news is […]

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KKR has acquired Corel (including its recent acquisition Parallels), reportedly for $1B+

KKR has acquired Corel (including its recent acquisition Parallels), reportedly for B+ Only six months after snapping up virtualization specialist Parallels, Canadian software company Corel is itself getting acquired. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with multiple sources that private equity giant KKR has closed a deal to buy the company from Vector […]

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